Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal was established with one purpose: to manufacture military rifles for Belgium. Over its 120-year history, the company has become one of the world's leading firearms manufacturers, with a range of products including pistols, submachine guns, rifles, and machine guns for militaries and gun enthusiasts. And with its “Military Collector” series, the company offers private collectors the chance to own "civilian-ready" versions of four FN rifles; most recently announced: the M249S PARA.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Earlier this month, the Army updated its notice for the Modular Handgun System that is slated to find a replacement for the M9 pistol currently in service. The official request for proposals now dubs the prototype weapon the XM17, and the full draft reveals some interesting specifications for the new pistol.